The Rustenburg Local Municipality with its Public Directorate led a joint operation on the weekend beginning 9thNovember 2018. The operation targeted several guest houses which are not in compliance with a number of regulations including building control act. Other directorates which took part in the joint operation are Planning and Human Settlement, Infrastructure, Electricity, Water and Sanitation. The South African Police Service (SAPS) was present as an external stakeholder. On one of the property’s the owner was fined R 2500.00 for operating a business without an approved building plan.
It was discovered that the property housed an illegally operated tuck shop at the back of the yard and the property had an outstanding water bill amount of R 82 329. The Tuck shop was closed during the operation and the water meter was removed. In one of the properties that were visited on the day, it was discovered that the electricity and water connections to both were bridged. The owner was fined for operating a business without an approved building plan.
A wanted foreign national for suspicion of drug trafficking was arrested and remanded in custody at Rustenburg Police Station. The foreign national has been on the wanted list of police for several months.
In a separate incident, 3 male suspects were arrested for robbing a female learner at Rauwane High School of her cellphone in Tlhabane. Mr Molefe of the KMP Training academy witnessed the crime and alerted the Directorate: Public Safety and Saps. A case of common robbery (CAS 109/11/2018) was registered at Tlhabane Police station.
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